CCT: AIPS profile - J.Yarrington

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Jo Yarrington
Formerly a Connecticut Artist
{Jo Yarrington Perambulations Image 2}
photographic images mounted on Duraclear panels
Quinebaug Valley Community College, Danielson
bridge panels and windows in the main entrance atrium

"I explored all aspects of the geography and geology of the area the last “green valley” around Quinebaug Valley Community College, paying particular attention to the earth, water, air, and light, especially during seasonal shifts (2005–2006).  Photographs taken during this time evidenced my immersion and response to the site and the community.  Housed in the bridge of glass, these transparent images are activated each day by sunlight and by artificial light in the evening, rekindling anew for the passerby the presence and wonder of the original journey."

Jo Yarrington’s drawing, photographs, and architecturally-based installations have been shown in exhibitions at Artists Space, NY, Rotunda Gallery, NY, The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, NY, National Museum of Catholic Art, NY, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, MA, Museum of Glass, WA, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, CT, and William Benton Museum of Art, CT. International exhibitions have included Galeria Sala Uno, Italy, Temple Gallery Italy, Centro de las Artes de Guanajuato, Mexico, Christuskirche, Germany, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, Garnetthill Synagogue, Scotland, and Glasgow Cathedral, Scotland.

Yarrington is a professor of studio art in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT. Her drawings, photographs and installations have been shown in exhibitions at Artist Space, Exit Art, Broadway Windows, St. John the Divine Cathedral, Museum of Catholic Art and Rotunda Gallery, NY; De Cordova Museum and Sculpture Park, MA; Fleisher Art Memorial, PA; I Space, IL; and Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art and William Benton Museum of Art, CT. International exhibitions have included Galeria Sala Uno, Rome, Italy; Centro de las Artes de Guanajuato, Salamaca, Mexico; Christuskirche, Cologne, Germany, and Glascow Cathedral, Glascow, Scotland. Recent articles include Glass Magazine and World Sculpture News. She is a recipient of fellowships from the Pollock Krasner Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, the Brandywine Institute, and the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts. In 2001, she was one of four artists representing the United States at the Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates. She lives and works in Norwalk, CT.
Jo Yarrington was a participating artist in the City Canvas Initiative with a temporary public artwork located in Torrington, Connecticut.